Dr. Karl-Alexander Neumann, LL.M.

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Senior Associate
Practice Group Financial Services Regulation
Practice Group Compliance & Investigations

Expertise

  • Financial Supervisory Law (banks, financial service providers, payment service providers, e-money issuers, fintechs)
  • Banking Law
  • Payment transactions law (including credit card law) 
  • Corporate Finance
  • Asset Finance (ships and aircraft)
  • Foundation law

Career

  • Legal studies at the Bucerius Law School Hamburg and at the Cambridge University (Trinity College)
  • Scientific Assistant at the Université de Lausanne
  • Postgraduate degree at the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
  • Experience as a lawyer at a leading international law firm
  • With Noerr since 2017
  • Admitted to the Hamburg Chamber of Lawyers

Selected Projects

  • Volkswagen Financial Services AG: Advising on the acquisition of LogPay Financial Services GmbH (2019)
  • Hitachi Capital Corporation: Advising on the acquisition of Maske Group (2018)
  • Aachener Bausparkasse: Advising the shareholders on the sale of the company to Wüstenrot Bausparkasse AG (2018)
  • ECE Projektmanagement G.m.b.H. & Co. KG: Advising in connection with a Germany-wide voucher card system (2018)
  • Ingenico Group: Advising Ingenico on the formation of a joint venture with the DSV Group (Deutscher Sparkassenverlag) in the payment services sector (2018)
  • ayondo Holding AG: Advising the fintech group on its IPO on Singapore Exchange Ltd. (2018)
  • J.C. Flowers LLP & Co. UK LLP: Advising the investment firm on the acquisition of HSH Nordbank AG (2018)
  • Greensill Bank AG: Advising the bank in relation to an international notes programme for securitising up to US$20 billion in supply chain debts per year (2018)
  • Banking syndicate: Advising a banking syndicate on the €13 billion capital increase for Unicredit S.p.A. (2017)*
  • Banking syndicate: Advising the syndicate on the €440 million refinancing of the extension of the A8 motorway between Ulm and Augsburg (2016/2017)*
  • Banking syndicate: Advising the syndicate on the €770 million refinancing of the extension of the A7 motorway between Hamburg and Bordesholm (2016/2017)*
  • Banks and note holders: Advising on the refinancing of gas utility companies EVG (Erdgasversorgungsgesellschaft Thüringen-Sachsen) and FNG (Ferngas Nordbayern) (2016)*
  • Nordic Capital: Advising the company in connection with the bidding process for Concardis GmbH (2016)*
  • Creditor group: Advising the creditors in a €980 million refinancing of the offshore wind farm “Meerwind”, which is indirectly controlled by Blackstone (2015) *
  • *= Mr Neumann acted as an advisor in these transactions before his time at Noerr

Memberships

  • German-French Lawyers Association
  • German-Swiss Lawyers Association

Selected Publications

  • Negative Interests – the Civil Law Classification of a Seemingly New Monetary Policy Phenomenon, in: BKR 2016, pp. 95 et seq. (with Prof. Dr. Dr. Kai-Michael Hingst)
  • The SEPA Direct Debit Scheme in the Single Euro Payment Area, in: HRN 2014, pp. 111 et seq. 
  • The Pure Maintenance Foundation, 2014
  • In Favour of a European 'Class Action' in Antitrust Law, in: Revue québécoise de droit international (RQDI), 2012, pp. 149 et seq. (with Landon Magnusson)
  • Prohibition error, rules of legal priority and limitation periods as regards an unauthorized conduct of banking business (also note to BGH 2 StR 416/16), in: BKR 2019, pp. 196 et seq.